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Arduino Watering System Prototype – DIY Living Green Wall

This post is part of the series on DIY Living Green Wall:

  1. Living Green Wall Prototype
  2. Arduino Watering System Prototype
  3. 3D Printed Case for Living Green Wall project

To follow you need basic knowledge of Arduino circuits (do some tutorials first) and beginner skills in programming.

Business requirements

This is an initial set of requirements for a DIY home irrigation system. I will dig into other possible evolution paths later on.

  1. We want to water our plants in intervals, for instance every 12 hours. Interval starts when watering starts.
  2. Watering process should take no longer then set amount of time, for instance 20 minutes
  3. We should be able to stop watering process manually
  4. We should be able to start watering process manually

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The Prototype – DIY Living Green Wall

This post is part of the series on DIY Living Green Wall:

  1. Living Green Wall Prototype
  2. Arduino Watering System Prototype
  3. 3D Printed Case for Living Green Wall project

When it comes to improving your house or health, spending a little green on greens can go a long way. It’s not just about improving your indoor aesthetics.
Even if you don’t notice a plant’s presence, seeing a plant can subconsciously make you feel calm and relaxed.

A lot of research has gone into the benefits of plants on human health. Studies showed mixed results about the benefits. Some of these include:

  • Boosting your mood
  • Enhancing concentration and memory, hence productivity
  • Providing cleaner air
  • Lowering chance of illness

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